Krauss joins Astros after Crowe placed on DL

Krauss joins Astros after Crowe placed on DL

Krauss joins Astros after Crowe placed on DL

CHICAGO -- With outfielder Trevor Crowe on the 15-day disabled list after spraining his right shoulder on Thursday, the Astros called up outfielder/first baseman Marc Krauss from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday.

Krauss, a left-handed hitter, was batting .277 with nine home runs and 35 RBIs in 65 games for Oklahoma City this season.

"He's done a tremendous job," Astros manager Bo Porter said. "He did a tremendous job in Spring Training. He can play both corner outfield positions, he can play first base and he'll be able to DH some as well. It's a great opportunity to see what he can do here.

"He has really good strike-zone discipline. He's put together really good at-bats. He pinch-hit and went into the games late in Spring Training. He always seemed to come through in a big situation with a big RBI. He's an athletic kid. He can run. So we look forward to having him here, and hopefully, he can help us win some ballgames."

Krauss, 25, arrived Friday morning. This is his first stint in the Major Leagues.

To make room for Krauss, who will wear No. 59, on the 40-man roster, the Astros designated right-hander Ross Seaton for assignment.

John Jackson is a contributor to This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.